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Murder investigation after body found on Sussex beach

Detectives were called on Thursday morning after a walker found the body Photo: Eddie Mitchell

A murder investigation has begun after the body of a man was found on the beach at St Leonards.

Detectives were called at 7.40am on Thursday 5th April after a walker found the body of a man in Bridge Way with an injury to his neck.

The man is believed to be in his 60s.

Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Police are trying to establish the cause and circumstances of his death.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police online or ring 101 quoting Operation Stanton.

Credit: Eddie Mitchell

We are appealing for witnesses to come forward who saw anything suspicious in the area between 5pm on Wednesday 4th April and 7.40am on Thursday 5th April.

"We are also trying to identify the victim who is white, possibly aged in his 60s, of slim build, with grey receding hair and was wearing blue jeans and work style boots. If anyone recognises the description of the victim and has any information, please let us know."

– Detective Inspector Mark Cullimore, Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team
Credit: Eddie Mitchell